You are probably a Trump voter and don't know it

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    Jan 18, 2016 2:34 AM GMT
    The prevalence of authoritarians in the American electorate, among Democrats as well as Republicans, it’s very possible that Trump’s fan base will continue to grow.

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/donald-trump-2016-authoritarian-213533
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 18, 2016 7:11 AM GMT
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  • mybud

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    Jan 18, 2016 7:14 AM GMT
    Not unless someone laced my oatmeal with crack....
  • rnch

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    Jan 18, 2016 4:29 PM GMT
    Turn OFF the #FoxFeauxNewsChannel, DM.




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    Jan 18, 2016 5:17 PM GMT
    It's absolutely horrifying to think that this man could possibly be voted in.

    The UK parliament are currently debating whether or not Trump should be banned from entering the UK. I doubt he will be banned but it is a good indicator of public opinion of him here. If he ever became President (shudder) it would damage the 'special relationship' massively I think.

    Could it actually happen? The general public perception of him here is that he's a complete joke but then you guys did vote in George W Bush twice so anything could happen...
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    Jan 18, 2016 5:28 PM GMT
    PulseFit saidIt's absolutely horrifying to think that this man could possibly be voted in.

    The UK parliament are currently debating whether or not Trump should be banned from entering the UK. I doubt he will be banned but it is a good indicator of public opinion of him here. If he ever became President (shudder) it would damage the 'special relationship' massively I think.

    Could it actually happen? The general public perception of him here is that he's a complete joke but then you guys did vote in George W Bush twice so anything could happen...

    It could definitely happen. It's like a reality show competition. It's just a popularity contest. Oddly, the results seem to matter more to people in Mexico, the Mid east, UK, China, Russia, N. Korea, et al than they do to the average American who is eligible to vote for the next POTUS. The average American does not know all the players/policies. They know Trump and Clinton as celebrities. They see the election as almost inconsequential to their day to day lives.

    There's a Stephen King book called Hearts in Atlantis, and it's about the Vietnam war, and all the hype around it. People remember that college students protested the war, but in the book the protesters were radicals, and most college students sat around playing cards (the game of hearts) while the country (Atlantis) sank. I think that's what it's like on the ground. Most Americans are playing fantasy football, etc. Only a minority are involved in the election.
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    Jan 18, 2016 9:02 PM GMT
    Sam27 saidYou are crazy... ;)


    I just provided the info is all. Think about how the electorate will vote- not how you will vote.



  • tazzari

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    Jan 18, 2016 9:29 PM GMT
    Interesting article; I heard about it on Serius Progress. Turns out I totally won't vote for the guy!
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    Jan 18, 2016 10:22 PM GMT
    PulseFit saidIt's absolutely horrifying to think that this man could possibly be voted in.

    The UK parliament are currently debating whether or not Trump should be banned from entering the UK. I doubt he will be banned but it is a good indicator of public opinion of him here. If he ever became President (shudder) it would damage the 'special relationship' massively I think.

    Could it actually happen? The general public perception of him here is that he's a complete joke but then you guys did vote in George W Bush twice so anything could happen...

    The progressive US left looks to Europe and cares about public opinion. The rest of us don't care, and seeing the mess you've made (national healthcare and open borders for Muslims) I think any negative opinions in Europe will have the opposite effect here.
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    Jan 19, 2016 12:54 AM GMT
    If you had said this a few months ago I would have said you were crazy. But with all the terrorists attacks and our borders having diamond encrusted welcome mats to illegal aliens, I can see where you might be right. A LOT of people are terrified of having our borders open after seeing what's happening across Europe and will tell their friends they're voting Democratic but will pull that Trump lever once in the privacy of the voting booth.
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    Jan 19, 2016 7:33 PM GMT
    My generation(millenials) doesn't care about Trump or even Hilary to be honest. Almost everyone my age that I've talked about the election has their vote for Bernie. I'm not worried about the mad man(trump) getting elected President, he's just entertaining us.
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    Jan 19, 2016 7:41 PM GMT
    ^ wtf that does even mean millennial, you were born in 90's so what? how is that millennial ?
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    Jan 19, 2016 7:51 PM GMT
    socal56 saidMy generation(millenials) doesn't care about Trump or even Hilary to be honest. Almost everyone my age that I've talked about the election has their vote for Bernie. I'm not worried about the mad man(trump) getting elected President, he's just entertaining us.

    Most of what Sanders promises is a pipe dream that Congress would never approve, and taxes to pay for all his free shit can't be changed without Congress. And if he came close to getting his way, the large corporations would move out of the US, taking away jobs and destroying the economy. Voters will never elect a self-declared socialist and those who support him are completely naive and have little understanding of economics.

    That many of your fellow college students support him is a testament to the failure of our educational system teaching students how to think. Fits in with lefty professors trying to indoctrinate their subjects.
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    Jan 19, 2016 7:53 PM GMT
    ^^^ that's what I was thinking, if he would raise taxes like he wants them to be raised all the corporations will move to countries with lower taxes, it's happening already, with Sanders it would be massive
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    Jan 19, 2016 8:05 PM GMT
    Bonifacius said^ wtf that does even mean millennial, you were born in 90's so what? how is that millennial ?


    A "generation" is generally understood to be 25-30 years. The "millennial generation" can therefore start with birth years as early as the mid-80s.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 19, 2016 11:02 PM GMT
    Well, now that Palin has endorsed Trump, I may change my mind and vote for him! icon_rolleyes.gif

    Where, or where is Jon Stewart when we need him?